You know the drill: This post contains MASSIVE spoilers for the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones.
GUYS, THEY'VE DONE IT AGAIN. After confirming the L part in R+L=J in the Season 6 finale, Game of Thrones finally confirmed the R part and showed Rhaegar Targaryen onscreen for the first time ever.
Apparently Bran has been sitting on this information all season (classic Bran), although he was missing one vital piece, which Sam luckily arrived at Winterfell just in time to provide: Rhaegar and Lyanna were actually MARRIED.
YES. THESE ARE JON SNOW'S PARENTS. RHAEGAR TARGARYEN AND LYANNA STARK.
THEY WERE IN LOVE. THEY WERE MARRIED. JON WAS WANTED.
We even got the missing piece of the flashback from the Season 6 finale, and heard Jon's real name for the first time.
Meanwhile Jon, who grew up hating being a bastard, is about as far from being a bastard as you can get.
People made jokes about the way Bran and Sam put it all together...
And spared a thought for Gilly.
Many were excited to finally see Rhaegar and Lyanna together on screen, after seven seasons of waiting.
There were tears over their love...
And some just wanted MORE.
There were jokes about Rhaegar's ~look~.
And A LOT of questions about Jon's real name.
But many people were just excited that precious bastard Jon Snow IS ACTUALLY THE HEIR TO THE IRON THRONE.
Of course, we can't forget Ned's role in all this.
And the sad way it affected his relationship with Cat.
Not to mention how Rhaegar's first wife, Elia, must have felt.
It's true that this secret started the WHOLE MESS of Game of Thrones.
But despite the worrying parallels between Jon and Dany and Rhaegar and Lyanna, people still have some hope.